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03-15-10, 10:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,007
Posted By Desert Eagle

"Should I cut and run or ignore this stuff?" ...

"Should I cut and run or ignore this stuff?"

That depends on your knowledge and ability.

100 hundred yr old house with floor joists in contact with dirt?

Those joists are old growth oak...
03-15-10, 09:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,845
Posted By Desert Eagle

Well fellas, No interaction from the original...

Well fellas,
No interaction from the original poster, I guess they didn't like the answers.

As usual it ends up with us supposed know it all's spouting our spiel of how to do it without having...
Replies: 26
Views: 2,902
Posted By Desert Eagle

So you are basically buying through a sub? ...

So you are basically buying through a sub?

Who owns the lines and pipes ? Would it not be less expensive to deal direct with the owner of the supply system?

I would seriously question the...
Replies: 7
Views: 4,096
Posted By Desert Eagle

It doesn't sound like a flame war to me. It is...

It doesn't sound like a flame war to me. It is what it is!

Composite deck material is more high maintenance then real wood, if you want to keep the mold off it.

I make it clear to every...
03-15-10, 07:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,373
Posted By Desert Eagle

That is an excellent idea as far as the overall...

That is an excellent idea as far as the overall finished appearance. :thumbup:
Nothing is impossible, just add me to your checking account as a signatory.:D

You need to provide way more info....
03-15-10, 07:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,654
Posted By Desert Eagle

You did not provide enough info, how old is the...

You did not provide enough info, how old is the shower? slab or sub? interior or exterior walls? is it a real 4-6" pan or a cheesy 1-3" pan on top of the sub? wall framing dimensions? if sub, joist...
03-14-10, 08:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,234
Posted By Desert Eagle

If you have modern electric, insulation contact...

If you have modern electric, insulation contact is no problem with boxes. It won't stop the air leaks and no hazard involved.

Insulation is a thermal barrier not an air barrier. If you want to...
03-14-10, 07:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 163,712
Posted By Desert Eagle

Make sure you don't have knob and tube wiring and...

Make sure you don't have knob and tube wiring and dense pack it.
Dense packing is way cheaper even if you hire a pro. but it can be a DIY project.
03-14-10, 07:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,212
Posted By Desert Eagle

There are a few ways to correct this problem. ...

There are a few ways to correct this problem. You did not give enough info about the structure for any one to give you an accurate answer.

So I would suggest having an energy audit performed by...
Replies: 26
Views: 2,902
Posted By Desert Eagle

Sorry DP, I have never had NG where I had to pay...

Sorry DP, I have never had NG where I had to pay for it, so when you mentioned delivery charges that made me think of LP which I have had.

So I spoke with a family member who has NG and got this...
Replies: 26
Views: 2,902
Posted By Desert Eagle

Like I said NG is not available to me. If you...

Like I said NG is not available to me.
If you are paying 1.50 per therm with delivery I am thinking you have propane.

Maybe I'm doing the math wrong Beer 4U2 but My kWh rate is .05 cents. ...
03-10-10, 09:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,448
Posted By Desert Eagle

Strudel, as Bud indicated you did not have a real...

Strudel, as Bud indicated you did not have a real audit. No BD.

"Thermal imaging of my home indicates significant heat loss where the ceiling meets the walls, around my baseboards and the 12...
Replies: 26
Views: 2,902
Posted By Desert Eagle

"which is the more environment-friendly?" NG ...

"which is the more environment-friendly?" NG

"I too am from the midwest. How much YOU paying for electric and NG right now?"
I am all electric, don't know the current kWh rate. NG is not...
01-28-10, 10:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 26,313
Posted By Desert Eagle

"I probably should have captioned that better:" ...

"I probably should have captioned that better:"
Why bother, most would not understand it. I did assume it was a cold weather IR pic, didn't even think you were going the moisture route.
That is...
01-28-10, 09:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,845
Posted By Desert Eagle

"ie. mud, moisture, shifting, creaking floor,...

"ie. mud, moisture, shifting, creaking floor, cracked walls and windows"

Run! I think I said that. Thank you for the support on "RUN Away."

Those log homes you have seen, set on black locust...
01-24-10, 02:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 26,313
Posted By Desert Eagle

bob, "Crap" is a matter of perspective. "So...

bob,
"Crap" is a matter of perspective.
"So are doors from Lowes or HD fine to use?" Yes, depending upon the application. With the little bit of info you provided for your application, go with...
01-24-10, 01:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,845
Posted By Desert Eagle

I have seen some wood foundations. My initial...

I have seen some wood foundations. My initial reaction is run away, unless the seller is paying you 20k or more to take the property.:)

If you have visible moisture it was not done correctly. ...
01-21-10, 07:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,847
Posted By Desert Eagle

I can tell you right now if you have a finished...

I can tell you right now if you have a finished basement in MO you have mold growing. I have yet to go into a home 2-4 yrs or older in MO,IL,TX, FL,NY, or NJ that I did not find mold. It is in most...
Replies: 26
Views: 2,902
Posted By Desert Eagle

In your area I don't know, do a cost analysis. ...

In your area I don't know, do a cost analysis.
Currently in my area gas and electric cost about the same per BTU.
So I would go with electric. Initial costs of DHW heaters and furnaces are...
01-20-10, 10:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,815
Posted By Desert Eagle

Yo, George. You have seen pics of this...

Yo, George.

You have seen pics of this soon to be ruin and you want to know how to insulate it? How about you actually go and look at it and get back with some facts. Also what is the intended...
01-20-10, 10:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,591
Posted By Desert Eagle

No, if you have water leaks it will eventually...

No, if you have water leaks it will eventually destroy any material.

All building material will collect moisture, if it is done properly it will also release that moisture before it becomes a...
01-20-10, 09:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,173
Posted By Desert Eagle

You are correct, 1-7 or 1-10 will work on a NON...

You are correct, 1-7 or 1-10 will work on a NON POROUS SURFACE!
01-20-10, 08:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,591
Posted By Desert Eagle

WG, I think Bud addressed your question's quite...

WG, I think Bud addressed your question's quite well.
You will definitely find conflicting points of view when addressing "stack effect" and the methods to deal with it.

Another concern...
01-20-10, 06:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,173
Posted By Desert Eagle

I've said this before and I'll keep on saying it....

I've said this before and I'll keep on saying it. Bleach kills mold on Solid Surfaces. Wood,drywall,cabinets etc.. are NOT a solid surface.

Bleach is already about 95% water, to dilute the...
03-23-09, 08:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 24,421
Posted By Desert Eagle

As I stated, I set tile with those methods in...

As I stated, I set tile with those methods in that link.
"Do you know how long they've been building structures out of "mud"?" Yes, but it was not set on 1-2" of base.

"I wouldn't want...
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